Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This yummy vinaigrette comes from Country Living. I use half oil and half water to cut down on the fat and calories in this and all my other dressings.


  1. Combine lemon juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic in a medium bowl. Whisking constantly, add the oil in a thin stream.
  2. Serve or store refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Most Helpful

This dressing is EXCELLENT. It took only maybe 2 minutes to make (I did use jar minced garlic), and I served it only a couple minutes after that, and the flavors were blended nicely. I did use a really high quality aged balsamic vinegar. Thanks for sharing this great and SUPER EASY dressing!

lswenson6 June 13, 2015

Delicious vinaigrette! I used half the oil (no water) and it was just right. The sweetness and richness of the balsamic offsets the tartness of the lemon and together they are a wonderful pair. Nice and light tasting. Made for Every Day is a Holiday tag, June, 2012.

Nancy's Pantry June 09, 2012

Wonderful dressing. I followed your advice about halving the oil, but didn't add any water, and it was just right for us (I also halved the salt since that cut the amount down by a lot).

Maito July 29, 2010